945P7AA FOXCONN DRIVEROctober 29, 2019
What effect this has on board cooling is unclear, but anything a board maker does which can provide some benefit is fine by me. The power plug placement favors standard ATX case designs and the power cable management is very good. Twice in our testing, we had a SATA cable come loose and cause an issue. We did not have any issues utilizing this slot with video cards containing single slot cooling systems, but we were unable to install a network card upon installation of a NVIDIA Ultra in the x16 PCI Express slot. There are many benefits to multi-core processors; high end workstations and servers have long been equipped with more than CPU, allowing SMP-capable programs to distribute work loads.
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Foxconn places the four-pin 12V auxiliary power connector to the left of the CPU socket area, which could cause cable management issues.
Depending on the applications and operating system, multi-processing environments can make a significant impact or have virtually none. Care should be taken in any case, as the capacitors around the CPU area are pretty big. They are getting more and more available and my thinking is based on the observation that more and more mobo designs are making it hard to plug in PCI cards when you have double width x16 cards.
The Northbridge cooler is arranged in such a way to take advantage of the CPU fan, giving the chipset an almost active cooling solution. Thanks a lot Reply. The power plug placement favors standard ATX case designs and the power cable management is very good.
Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 – motherboard – ATX – LGA775 Socket – i945P
Still, future-proofing is always a good route to take, and if you are scouting out new Intel socket systems, there is no reason not to look at motherboards which support dual core CPUs. The manual covers everything from power pin outs to BIOS settings and even includes a how to on drivers. Log in Don’t have an account? Foxcpnn, I thought the P7AA has a nice layout.
Foxconn P7AA-8EKRS2 Motherboard Review –
The Northbridge and Southbridge chipsets are passively cooled with large heatsinks that do not interfere with any installed peripherals.
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The floppy drive port is conveniently located on the upper edge of the board along with the pin ATX power connector. Pin-outs are clearly explained, so is little confusion as possible as to which header does what.
My issues were few, better placement of the FDD connector, and maybe an additional fan header or two would have been a nice addition, but other than that, the P7AA has a nice clean layout, and is definitely a very good looking board.
Features Foxconn designed an acceptable board layout with all major connections easily reached.
The board itself is full roxconn ATX There was also a single ATA port and Floppy port as well. Returning to the CPU socket area, we find ample amount of room for certain alternative cooling solutions.
Memory ratios are limited compared to the nForce4 Intel Edition boards and the P boards that were reviewed. A single PCI Express x16 slot handles the graphics. The DIMM module slots’ color coordination is correct for dual channel setup.
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That direction is currently taking shape in the form of muli-core processing, which naturally requires the newest chipsets to be fully realized. Twice in our testing, we had a SATA cable come loose and cause an issue.
In fact, this system, like the other two boards, kept the chipsets cool enough so that additional chipset voltage was not a factor in our overclocking tests. With both Intel and AMD firmly devoted to dual core processors in the foreseeable future, one would expect a flurry of dual core capable software should be hitting the market We utilized the stock Intel heat sink, but also verified if several aftermarket cooling systems would fit in this area during our tests.
Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The USB connectors sit on either side of the capacitors and are truly located in a cluttered area. Foxconn did a very good job with the color coordination of the various peripheral slots and connectors.